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Our Mission

Akshaya Patra mission is to reach out to 5 million children by 2020.

Close to 8.1 million underprivileged children in India are out of school and into child labour in order to earn a single meal in a day. (Source:www.worldbank.org.in)

The surest way to break out of the cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority.

We are helping underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. The meal is an incentive for them to continue their education. It helps reduce the dropout rate to an enormous extent and increases classroom attendance.

 

Recognitions



Limca Book of Records
First published in 1990, the 20th edition of this book was released in March 2009 by famed Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. Akshaya Patra entered the book as 'the world's largest school Read More

Photo Gallery

The nutritious mid-day meal ensures them good health and gro

#HungryForSchool Gallery
Akshaya Patra has helped 1.39 million children in India through the mid-day meal scheme. Here are some of our favourite moments of this journey that lasted 14 years and only just begun Read More

Image Tour

Twenty Customised Vehicles For Food Delivery

New Kitchen set up in Rourkela, Odisha
In collaboration with the Central Government and the State Government of Odisha, a centralised kitchen is set up in the city of Rourkela and will be catering to 40,827 children from 433 schools Read More

Video



Quest for Zero hungry mouths_ Times Now
Too many children in India are unable to realize their potential due to poverty and malnutrition. Under-nutrition is a grave problem that hits children the hardest affecting survival and even Read More

Ode to Billion



"Ode to Billion" by Shankar Mahadevan and Javed Akhtar
‘Ode to Billion’ is an original Akshaya Patra score composed by Shankar Mahadevan and team and lyrics is by Javed Akhtar. The song conveys a strong message on significance of education and need Read More

Blog



Converting efforts to a million smiles
Saudamini is a cook at the Nayagarh decentralised kitchen in Odisha.She is best known for her adherence to the organisation’s safety practices which earned her the opportunity to share them with her fellow-cooks. ...Read More

Success Story



Success is yours only if you work for it
Saraswati, a beneficiary of the Akshaya Patra mid-day meal programme, is all set to pursue her PhD in Bio Tech. “I aspire to do research in oncology and also become a professor” she says Read More